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astronaut , communications executive

Russell Louis Schweickart, American communications executive, astronaut. Recipient Distinguished Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1970, Exceptional Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1974, De La Vaulx medal FAI, 1970, Special Trustees award National Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1969.

Background

Schweickart, Russell Louis was born on October 25, 1935 in Neptune, New Jersey, United States. Son of George L. Schweickart.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956. Master of Science in Aeronautics an Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963.

Career

Former research scientist, Massachusetts Institute Technology Experimental Astronomy Laboratoryastronaut, Johnson Manned Spacecraft Center, Houstonastronaut, lunar module pilot (Apollo 9, 1969)director user affairs, Office of Applications, National Aeronautics and Space Administrationscience advisory to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Junior, State of California, 1977-1979;chairman, California Energy Commission, 1979-1983;commissioner, California Energy Commission, 1979-1985;president, founder, Association Space Explorers, since 1985;president, Nil Ratan Sircar Communications, San Francisco, 1991-1994;executive vice president, CTA Commercial Systems, Rockville, Maryland., 1994-1996;president, Chief Executive Officer,, Aloha Networks, Inc., San Francisco, 1996-1998;executive vice president, Aloha Networks, Inc., San Francisco, since 1998. Consultant and lecturer in field.

Membership

Trustee California Academy of Sciences Served as pilot United States Air Force, 1956-1960, 61. Captain Massachusetts Air National Guard. Fellow American Astronautical Society.

Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Clubs: Explorers.

Connections

Children: Vicki Louise, Russell and Randolph (twins), Elin Ashley, Diana Croom. Married Nancy Kudriavetz Ramsey. Step-children: Matthew Forbes Ramsey, David Scot Ramsey.

father:
George L. Schweickart Schweickart

spouse:
Nancy Kudriavetz Ramsey

children:
Vicki Louise Schweickart

Russell and Randolph Schweickart (twins)

Elin Ashley Schweickart

Diana Croom Schweickart

Matthew Forbes Ramsey Schweickart

David Scot Ramsey Schweickart